Feature Student: Rachelle

 I would like to share the work of another talented student: Rachelle. Today we had our critique in Photoshop 1. The students had to create a character and side kick/ villian, etc. After they completed the artwork the students had to create a book jacket (which has to be printed and fit onto an actual book). The students measure a book they own and set up their document to fit that individual book.  During crit student pass their books around the room so their classmates can appreciate the craftsmanship.

Next: the book has just gotten a movie deal. So they have to create a movie poster. And of course we know all movies advertise and have big splashy marketing campaigns. So the students also had to create no less than 2 swag pieces and a website mock up.

Rachelle painted her own face with body paint, photographed herself and then edited those photos in Photoshop.

As designers we often have to reshuffle artwork for different applications and media. Well done Rachelle.

professor victoria martin students work
professor victoria martin students work
professor victoria martin students work
professor victoria martin students work
professor victoria martin students work

Student Feature: Joscheb

Today I would like to give a well deserved shout out to a super talented photographer and digital artist who just happens to be one of my students: Joscheb. He created the pieces below for my Digital Imagery for the Fine Artist class this semester. The image below was a digital collage and Joscheb a very gifted photographer used his own images. He made a composition and then we flip the work horizontally so it read backwards. The piece was printed to be used as an  image transfer. However, when we saw the work flipped; we flipped too! We loved it. His use of scale and color lead the eye through the composition.

professor victoria martin student work
professor victoria martin student work

The image above was also created by Joscheb. This is a traditional painting on top of one of his photographs. Being a fine artist I wanted to challenge the student to try new and different things. The brush work is so energetic. And just as an FYI: he used the background texture from this painting in the image above (he adjusted the colors and scale in Photoshop). So the next time you are working on a piece look to see what you can recycle in your work. Well done Joscheb and keep up the good work.

Featured Student: Kacy

Today I would like to give a shout out to Kacy, an extremely talented student . Please take a minute and  view Kacy’s work on Instagram @kacydesign. The following pieces were created in my Graphic Design 2 class this semester.

 

 

professor victoria martin student work
professor victoria martin student work

Above are images created for the Olympic Mascot competition.  Students had to research Chinese culture and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. These creatures are cheeky and sweet enough to pinch!

The image above was created in Digital Imagery for the Fine Artist and is a work in progress. It’s a digital painting (created in Photoshop) of Frida Kahlo and is inspired by the artist Shepard Fairey’s style. It’s bold and brave just like Kacy and Frida. The image below was  created as an illustration for a children’s book.

And seriously, check out those sketchbook pages. To any other professors out there, this girl is a dream. Always drawing in her sketchbook.

Kacy has a great eye for design and a lovely warm feel to her work. If you visit her on Instagram tell her that she needs to get her work into the hands of companies in need of top notch illustrators. She should be working in the industry. Such talent. Well done Kacy. Thanks for making my job a dream.

professor victoria martin student work
professor victoria martin student work

Concert Event Postcard

As I have mentioned before, I truly believe in helping others. Every fall the music dept at Palm Beach State has a fall concert with a special guest star. This semester our featured performer is John Fedchock, trombonist.

The image above was created by Thelma. Great use of type and geometry behind the performer. The  use of fall colors and typeface feels classical and speaks of jazz clubs in NYC. Below is a card designed by Roshina. I really like the hierarchy of her type, use of color and how that triangle shape with his name follows his eye line.

The piece above was created by Kacy, I really like how she used abstracted lines to lead the eye. The colors are unexpected. And I really enjoy how the word concert melds into the green background. The piece below was created by Samien,  he took a photograph that wasn’t the best and gave it a duotone effect. Nice use of color and balance. Actually these last two pieces were chosen by the music dept. for the final designs. These designs will be sent out to thousands via email and printed pieces. A great feather in the cap fo your resume. Well done Kacy and Samien, and the rest of the crew.